Tony Thompson  is performing June 1st at The mixx in Raleigh on June 1st.

The Tony Thompson Trio Plus One features Tony on jazz organ, Andy Trexler on drums, Chip Newton on guitar, and Debbie Naves on percussion.  The engagement is free and open to the public.  It begins at 6:oo Pm and ends at 8:oo PM.  The repetoire will include tunes from this trio's organ release last October entitled Jazz Organ: IN Velvet.   The sound is the classic Hammond organ trio popularized in American popular music in the 1950's.   There will be many jazz standards and tunes associated with the Jazz Organ trios of the 1950s and 1960's.   The music is largely blues idiomatically;  otherwise it is Hard Bop.  Some ballads.   As Duke Ellington said however, there are only 2 types of music: good music and bad music.  This should be good music!

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Tony Thompson Trio featuring Tony on organ, Andy Trexler on Drums and Chip Newton on guitar is joined tonight March 23rd by Percussionista Debbie Naves.  Hear this tonight at The Mixx in Raleigh on Duraleigh.   6:oo o'clock until 8:oo o'clock P.M.   

Tony Thompson is to play at The Mixx in Raleigh this coming Saturday March 23rd from 6 to 8.   The music will feature tunes from the organ trio recording,  ‘Jazz Organ: In Velvet’.   Music will include some of the classic organ trio repetoire from the 1950s and 1960s plus at least 3 tunes penned by Tony Thompson.  

Tony Thompson is scheduled to play at The Mixx in Raleigh on March 23rd.  The Mixx is an uspcale cocktail experience.  The hours for live music by the Tony Thompson Trio are from 6 til 8 pm.  The new Tony Thompson Trio features Hammond style  jazz organ flanked by drums and guitar in the 1950's style.  The program will be a review of the jazz blues tunes on the latest release: Jazz Organ: In Velvet.  

Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church 

The Tony Thompson Trio featuring the jazz organ sounds from Tony is to appear this Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fuquay, NC.  tony is joined by Andy Trexler on drums and Chip Newton on guitar.  Andy is a veteran Jazz drummer schooled in music at Appalachian State and The Musicians Institute in Hollywood California. He is accomplished and well decorated in his craft appearing with some of the best talent in this area.  Chip Newton is a music educator and performer with heavy penchant for jazz.  He…

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Playing at The Mixx in Raleigh March 23rd, 2024 

Tony Thompson appears at the Mixx on March 23rd, 2024.  He is joined by jazz percussionist Debbie Naves.  You are invited to come out to hear the music between 7 pm and 9 pm.  This is an excellent winebar plus they have a huge variety of designer beer.  Mark the date

New piano jazz recording is slated 

A new piano jazz recording is slated to be released in November of this year (2023).  This is the first solo piano recording by Tony Thompson.  It is a tribute album to the great jazz pianist Bill Evans. The title of the album is going to ‘Conversations with Bill’ after Bill's own solo record, ‘Conversations With Myself’.  ‘Conversations With Bill’ features several tunes that have been recorded by Bill or for which he was known.  Thompson recorded this music on a Schimmel 7 foot grand piano. The recording…

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Making appearances again 

After a long absence from the public music scene, Tony Thompson is making his way back.  In January the Tony Thompson Trio featuring organ is scheduled to play a concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fuquay.  And Tony has been invited to play at The Mixx wine bar in Raleigh in March/April 2024. More concerts and such are being negotiated. Dates will be announced.

Concert By The Tony Thompson Trio featuring jazz organ 

A jazz organ concert will be presented at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, January 14th, at 1:30. The concert is free and open to the public. However,  donations are accepted and 100% of the funds will go to Trinity Church.  Featured on drums is veteran jazz drummer Andy Trexler.  And on guitar we have professor Chip Newton who teaches at Elon U. and East Carolina University.  The selections will be standard jazz repetoire from the new organ trio recording just released in October.  3 of the numbers are…

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A new Tony Thompson Trio 

The lastest release on October 15th, 2023 features jazz organ.  The new Tony Thompson Trio is comprised of jazz organ, guitar and drums, the classic organ trio.  This trio was recorded by Eric Von of Stratosphere Records.  The mood for this recording could be thought of as ‘Ballad and Blues’ like so many bands in the late 5o's and early 60's.  There are 3 original  tunes penned by Thompson:Blues For Debbie, Eloise in Violet, and Blue Saphire.   The concept for this recording was inspired by all of the jazz…

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New England Tour 

Tony will be doing a tour this summer in northern New England.  Jazz appreciation is reigns in this region and Tony and Debbie will present their Smooth Jazz peppered with Funk and R&B at various venues.  

Tony Thompson Trio in concert 

The Tony Thompson Trio is performing this Friday, Oct. 21st at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. Fayetteville has been the home of much jazz in recent years. Tony performed there in the Second Annual NC Jazz and Wine Festival with featured trumpeter Cindy Bradley only last year. The performance on Oct. 21st is sponsored by WFSU 90.9 FM, one of our area's best jazz radio station. The program begins at 7:00 o'clock. The Tony Thompson Trio will honor the great Ray Coddrington in this…

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Coming to Chatham St. Cafe 

Tony Thompson on Keys and Ernie Donnadelle on bass. This duo is called the Solstice Project. We begin playing at Chatham Street Cafe around 6:00 PM. The music will be contemporary jazz. This is a great cafe with an intimate atmosphere very nicely appointed. Terrific menu. The goat cheese there is from Celebrity Dairy in Chatham County. It is the best! Please join us for a laid back evening of grooving music.